Hematite itself is a very efficient stone to have in one’s tool box. I have often said if it is the only one you can find, it’s all you need. Hematite provides protection on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As it is a grounding stone, it will assist you in being in the body, focused and centered mentally as well as giving you confidence to overcome any limitations created by yourself or others.
When combined (included) in quartz, it will form in several ways. One way involves hematite in its gray form, either attached to the quartz, or covered entirely by the quartz. When in this form, the piece appears heavier in hand. You might call this form “The General” as it is definitely one to take action. This type is often preferred over the second type we will discuss.
Hematite, in many quartz pieces, shows up as a red powder in the included quartz. In this way, your quartz piece will have an all over red appearance, or it may be flecked with the red powder. This type of hematite included quartz is much more gentle when you are using it. Here it acts as the supportive friend, with the question “How may I help you to balance your need.”
There will be times when you will need either one of these quartz pieces. The General, who takes action immediately, or The Supporter who tends to negotiate the situation to a very successful conclusion. The quartz in this, as well as in any other included mineral, acts as an enhancer of the overall energy presented by the piece.
I would suggest that when you are checking out any stone that you also connect with the Elemental of the stones or quartz pieces. As I am sitting here with the types of hematite in quartz, I am feeling happy, balanced, and confident.